Tertullian the African
An Anthropological Reading of Tertullian's Context and Identities
Wilhite, David E.
This work is largely a social history of Tertullian, a Christian from Carthage (c.160� CE), and his ancient African context, which is viewed through a postcolonial lens.Theories from the discipline of social/cultural anthropology, e.g. kinship, class and ethnicity, are applied to selections of Tertullian`s writings.Some of the issues addressed include identity politics, Roman/African relations, martyrdom and the so-called Montanist heresy.
KeywordsTertullian; Montanism; Roman Africa; African Christianity
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2011
SeriesMillennium-Studien / Millennium Studies,
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
The Early Church